By Linu Freddy  |  26th Aug 2015  |  
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About Kallappam Recipe

Kallappam is another breakfast delicacy of the Syrian Christians. This dish is named so becoz it is made with kallu (toddy). Since I don’t have access to toddy here in Chennai, I made the same with yeast and the outcome was exactly the same! I have always found the process of making this appam quite tedious and when I saw a recipe with clear cut instructions, decided to give this one a try. The recipe is from a book I recently bought, Syrian Christian Favourites by Thressi John Kottukappally.

Kallappam is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Kallappam has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Linu Freddy is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Kallappam recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Kallappam is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 15 minutes. This is recipe of Kallappam is perfect to serve 20 people. Kallappam is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Kallappam. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Kallappam by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Kallappam

  • 500gm finely powdered rice flour
  • 20gm rice flour for making the “kappi ”
  • 250ml water for making the “kappi ”
  • 1/4 teaspoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoon lukewarm water
  • 300gm grated coconut
  • 100gm sugar
  • 450ml water

How to make Kallappam

  1. Combine 20gm rice flour with 250ml water and cook to a semi-thick consistency. Set aside this “kappi” to cool.
  2. Soak the yeast in lukewarm water. Keep aside till it bubbles up.
  3. Grind the grated coconut to a paste and mix it with the rest of the rice flour. Add in the cooled kappi, yeast, sugar and salt and the remaining water and mix.
  4. Heat the tawa and smear some oil on it. Pour a ladle full of the batter and cook till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with chicken or mutton stew.

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